Community Grants for 2023

This week the Arts Council of Kern (ACK) announced that after the last couple years' limitations, Community Art Grants are back for 2023.

Welcome Our New Executive Director

The Arts Council of kern (ACK) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Welcome our new Executive Director Jeanette Richardson


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Kern County Museum Dedicates Owtsan House

Owtsan House is the Kern County Museum’s first permanent space dedicated to the history and culture of Native peoples who lived for thousands of years in what later would become known as the southern San Joaquin Valley and the region that surrounds it.

Mike McCoy, executive director of the museum, says the large gallery and education center will host the 80-year-old Yokuts education program for county schools. Owtsan is a Yowlumni Yokuts word for fox. In Yokuts legend, foxes are credited for bringing fire to the Yokuts people. McCoy adds that foxes are revered for their cunning and intelligence.

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